Spiro carving

Part of the Cosmology in the New World project

Creator(s): Timothy Pauketat

Year: 2010


Carving representing the Braden A style, from Spiro, Oklahoma. Dates to AD 1200. This image is interpreted as the Morning Star by James Brown. According to Tim Pauketat and others, the long nosed god maskette earrings reference Tlaloc imagery.

Cite this Record

Spiro carving. Timothy Pauketat. 2010 ( tDAR id: 5707) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8V986PW



Site Name

Investigation Types
Methodology, Theory, or Synthesis

Earrings Long-Nosed God Morning Star Tlaloc Venus

Geographic Keywords
Midwest Oklahoma Spiro

Temporal Coverage

Calendar Date: 1200 to 1200

Spatial Coverage

min long: -94.85; min lat: 34.922 ; max long: -94.4; max lat: 35.537 ;

File Information

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spiro-carving-of.tif 167.73kb Dec 9, 2010 2:47:03 PM Public